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Dam Square vs Leidseplein

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Dam Square vs Leidseplein

My wife and I are going to Amsterdam in August. We're 25 years old and are wondering if we would prefer to stay in the Dam Square area or the Leidesplein area. Any advice would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Dam Square vs Leidseplein

I personally like the Leidseplein area better. It is touristy ... but seems a bit less touristy than the Dam.

Hoofddorp, The...
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leidseplein area, preferrably museumplein...

in my opinion....

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3. Re: Dam Square vs Leidseplein

Some prefer Leidesplein, others Dam area. Apart from Swissotel, I woudl stay away from any Danmrak hotels. Krasnapolsky is on Dam Square and it is perfectly fine!

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4. Re: Dam Square vs Leidseplein

They are only about a fifteen minute walk apart. If you are coming for the RLD and the illegal/legal substances, then Damn Square is a shorter crawl home. If you are here just for the beer, then better bars and eateries are round Leidseplein. If you are here for culture, scenery and the atmosphere, I'd avoid both those places and look at Museumplein, or the Old South.